Sorex satunini 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Eulipotyphla Soricidae

Scientific Name: Sorex satunini Ognev, 1922
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Caucasian Shrew
Sorex caucasica Sokolov & Tembotov, 1989 ssp. stvropolica
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly referred to as caucasicus Satunin, which is now synonymized with raddei Satunin; see Pavlinov and Rossolimo (1987) and Zaitsev (1988). Sokolov and Tembotov (1989), who reviewed the distribution in Caucasus, used caucasicus for this species. Considered a distinct species by Graf et al. (1979) (Hutterer in Wilson and Reeder 1993).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-09-07
Assessor(s): Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B.
Reviewer(s): Amori, G.
A widespread species, common in suitable habitats, with no known major threats. Least Concern.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Distributed in northern Turkey and the Caucasus.
Countries occurrence:
Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation; Turkey
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):2600
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population:In the Caucasus is common, but never abundant.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Where the species co-occurs with Sorex raddei, apparently competition pushes the species outside of forests into sub-Alpine habitats (i.e. in the Caucasus) . The species occurs in Alpine meadows with rocky outcrops but also in forests in the west. Elevation ranges from sea level to 2,600 m. Feed mainly on beetles, but also consume other insects. Reproduce in spring and first half of summer. Has up to 3 litters per season, with 4-8 young in each.
Generation Length (years):1

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No major threats to the species. Local overgrazing in the Caucasus is a concern.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Found in protected areas.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: This errata assessment has been created because the map was accidentally left out of the version published previously.

Citation: Bukhnikashvili, A. & Kryštufek, B. 2016. Sorex satunini (errata version published in 2017). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T41415A115185455. . Downloaded on 21 June 2018.
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